Pilates is a systematic holistic body workout, which mainly addresses the low-lying muscle groups. The focus is on the so-called «powerhouse» – the low-lying back and abdominal muscles, which together with the pelvic floor and breathing provide stability and an upright posture.
The pilates exercises are either trained on equipment or directly on the mat and are flowing, controlled and performed with rather few repetitions, so that muscles and joints are spared.
Conscious, calm breathing plays an important role in pilates. It promotes the circulation of all structures, relieves tension and helps to become more stress-resistant and more balanced in everyday life. Therefore, pilates may also be referred to as training for body, mind and soul, which leads to a new body awareness with regular execution.
Pilates is gentle yet intense, exhausting and at the same time relaxing, demanding and yet easy to learn for everyone.